Go on the PhidgetSBC3 Part 1

The latest version of the PhidgetSBC line includes an ARMv5 processor which means it now has support for go. Unfortunately the current golang package in the debian repository does not work but I was able to compile golang from source on the PhidgetSBC3 and it worked (including cgo). Thanks to the "The Go Language Gophers" […]

Fix locales on the PhidgetSBC3

If you are using a PhidgetSBC3 you might see this a lot: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = (unset), LANG = "en_CA.UTF-8" are supported and installed on your system. perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C"). locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to […]

PhidgetSBC3 and D-Link DWA-160

There’s actually a much easier way of doing this. Just apt-get install firmware-linux-free and boom! You get the carl9170 firmware and the DWA-160 is recognized. I recently got my hands on a PhidgetSBC3 and plugged a D-Link DWA-160 into and found that it already had support built into the kernel but it had an error. […]

PhidgetSBC2 and D-Link DWA-160

So I’ve had a little project going on with the foosball table at work: a system to detect when someone scores a goal. I’ve built a prototype photogate that goes inside of the goal. My design is to have 2 photogates hooked up to my PhidgetSBC2 and write some ruby code to detect a goal […]

PhidgetSBC2 and ruby

Installing ruby (and the phidgets-ffi gem) on the PhidgetSBC2 is fairly simple. You will need to check Include full Debian Package Repository under System > Packages in the SBC admin page. And then just ssh into the server and run the following: apt-get update && apt-get install ruby1.9.1 ruby1.9.1-dev build-essential -y And then you can […]